1879 $3 MS66

CERTIFICATION#: 50169942
PCGS#: 8001

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

David Akers (1975/88): Despite its low mintage, the 1879 is actually one of the most common date in the entire series in choice condition. This is due to the fact that it was hoarded to some extent, by John Beck among others. Uncirculated specimens of this date generally have a beautiful, rich, reddish-gold color, and although fully frosty specimens are occasionally seen, the typical 1879 is either partially proof-like or has full proof-like surfaces.

Diameter: 20.50 millimeters Designer: James Barton Longacre Edge: Reeded
Mintage: 3,000 Weight: 5.02 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
30
875
35
950
40
1,100
1
45
1,250
4
45+
1,250
50
1,450
7
50+
1,525
53+
1,825
55+
2,100
58+
2,675
62+
4,900
1
63+
6,600
2
65+
25,000
66+
39,000
67
89,000
1

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 2,250 R-4.5 36 / 41 TIE 36 / 41 TIE
60 or Better 650 R-5.7 36 / 41 36 / 41
65 or Better 50 R-8.5 28 / 41 28 / 41

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade  
2 MS66 PCGS grade